July 15, 2009
Paula Benedict passed away peacefully at home in Glenwood on July 3 surrounded by her loving family. Paula lived a long and exciting life and was a devoted wonderful mother and best friend to her daughter, Joy. After a brief stay in 1994, Paula’s greatest wish was to return to Colorado.
Her family was blessed to have her beautiful presence for her last year, surrounded by the mountains she loved and the family who loves her so much. She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Richard Benedict, and her husband Harry Nicols whom she married at age 83. They had two and a half wonderful years together and we were all truly blessed by his presence in her life.
Paula is survived by her daughter Joy Benedict (Stephen), her daughter Barbara Bober (Murray), her son Nick Benedict (Ginger), grandchildren Scott Rosen and Lorie Weech and great granddaughter Samantha.
A private service was held for family and friends at Rosebud Cemetery in Glenwood Springs. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley, P.O. Box 3768, Basalt, Colorado, 81621.